Peter Hudson is a San Francisco visual artist who channels his technical and set design experience, childlike curiosity, and creative passion into life-size stroboscopic zoetropes.
In 2000, Peter debuted his first major installation, Playa Swimmers at Burning Man, the world-renowned weeklong annual art festival in the Nevada desert. The Swimmers engaged festival participants to interact and experience the art on a variety of personal levels.
2002 ushered in the large scale, stroboscopic zoetropes for which Peter has become known.
At Burning Man 2004, Peter unveiled his third major installation, Deeper which appeared to depict divers continually penetrating the desert floor. in 2007, Peter was inspired to create, Homouroboros, a 24 foot tall tree with apelike creatures continually swinging around tree branches, consuming serpents bearing apples.
In 2008 Peter created Tantalus, which took on a much more political flavor than his previous works.
Peter returned to Black Rock City in 2011 with Charon. Inspired by the Burning Man art theme Rites of Passage and the passing of loved ones, Peter brought the ferryman from Greek mythology to life in this, his latest 3 dimensional stroboscopic work. Orchestrating nearly 100 volunteers working for 9 months and 6000 hours, Peter has created his most sophisticated, collaborative effort to date.
Peter and his feverishly dedicated crew are bringing his latest contraption, Eternal Return to Burning Man in August 2013.
Painting by Lee Harvey Roswell